There comes giddy a time in every Lightroom user’s life when you will purchase a new computer. I’ve broken out the components you need to consider to get from old to new with a minimum amount of angst and a maximum amount of control.
I don’t often get questions about how to apply keywords to photos, but I do hear from people who are struggling to regain a bit of order over an unruly keyword list, so it is to them that I devote this column. Unfortunately, there is no magic wand to wave and automatically fix a disorganized keyword list, you’ll need to roll up your sleeves, put the kettle on, and just get down to business.
I’m excited about a new learning opportunity just starting at the Perfect Picture School of Photography. This new series of classes is called One on One with an instructor of your choice. I have been teaching a specialized 4-week Lightroom class there for almost 2 years, which is still happening every month. In this new class you have the chance to work with me one on one for 4 weeks covering just the Lightroom-related topics you are most interested in learning more about.
I’ve been involved with writing about Lightroom, helping people solve Lightroom problems, creating videos about Lightroom, and teaching Lightroom classes since Lightroom 1 was first released. I get the most enjoyment from having the opportunity to teach people in person. I am delighted to report that I have been invited to join the team of Lightroom experts at Lightroom Workshops.
I’m very pleased to be able to share an excellent guest post from Dan Moughamian on creating and styling black & white photos in Lightroom 3. Many thanks to Dan for taking the time to create this and share it with us. Enjoy!
I want to recommend a really solid book, Adobe Digital Imaging HOW-TOs, which is for anyone who is using a Lightroom, Photoshop/Camera Raw workflow. I think an intermediate level user who knows the big picture, but may not have really dived into all the details will get the most out of this book. Though it would also be a great companion book for a new user who already has a more soup-to-nuts reference book for Lightroom and Photoshop.
I was excited to learn that my friend Nicole S. Young was giving away a copy of my latest book Taking Stock (she wrote the Foreword)! All you need to do is leave a comment on her blog (Note: It is only open to US residents). So, since she’s got the US covered, and in the spirit of the holiday season (there’s even a Christmas tree on the cover!), I will give away a copy to one lucky winner anywhere outside of the US!
With Lightroom 3 freshly minted and rolling out, I’ve heard from some folks using Lightroom 2 who are confused when they press F1 or go to Help > Lightroom Help from inside Lightroom 2, and wind up on a page that has a lot of info about Lightroom 3. Don’t despair! Adobe has not abandoned you.